Alpbach Flour mill in the Weikartgraben
The water-powered grain mill on the mittlerer Höhenweg leading from Alpbach to Inneralpbach was lovingly restored by the Club Alpbach for European Culture.
A few decades ago there were still around 25 water operated mills in the Alpbachtal. Local farmers could grind their flour at these mills. The only remaining mill is the "Stettauer Mill", now known as the Weikart Mill because it is located in the Weikart valley on the "Höhenweg" between Alpbach and Inneralpbach.
The mill was reconstructed and rebuilt on remains of the original foundations by the Alpbach Club for European Culture, with the support of the Alpbach municipality.
The leisurely year-round hike starts at the Alpbach local council. Cross the Mühlbach Bridge and take the Mittlerer Höhenweg past the beautiful Kramerhof farm. Head towards Inneralpbach, passing the idyllically situated Weikartmühle mill.
Visits to the mill and the Brechelstube with a film presentation about linen production, on request! The Brechelstube was used for roasting flax in order to break the stems and extract the inner fibers for further processing into linen.
Both buildings are located on the Mittlerer Höhenweg between Alpbach and Inneralpbach!